Kent State Sub-Saharan Africa Center

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Our center in Kigali, Rwanda is the hub of all activities in Sub-Saharan Africa. If you would like more information about a particular program or have a question, contact our Program Manager in the KSU Rwanda office and he will promptly respond with assistance.

Pacifique Niyonzima

Program Manager for Kent State Sub-Saharan Africa Center, Kigali, Rwanda


Phone: +250 788 261 446



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